Canford Crossing is situated in the hamlet of Canford Bottom on the outskirts of Wimborne in Dorset.

The house was built in the 1920s and while we aim to meet the needs of all our guests, some of its features may make access difficult for people with limited mobility. All of our guest rooms are located on the first floor.

Sorry, but Canford Crossing is not suitable for babies, children under 12 or wheelchair users. We are happy to welcome well behaved and friendly adult dogs by prior arrangement. We do have a few house rules which we will be happy to e-mail to you. Please call if you wish to discuss further.

We are a dementia friendly establishment.

The following is a summary of what we have to offer. The house is non-smoking throughout. Smoking outside is only permitted away from the building so that smoke does not drift into open windows. If you have any specific questions please feel free to call us and we will endeavour to help.


The house is located on the left hand side of the road by the first lamp post from the Canford Bottom roundabout on the A31, following the signpost to Colehill and Canford Bottom.

Railway – the nearest rail station is Bournemouth, which is about 25 minutes drive away. This is on the main rail network line from London Waterloo.

Airports – Bournemouth Airport at Hurn is only 10 minutes away.

Buses – The number 13 More (Wilts and Dorset) bus service runs to/from the centre of Bournemouth, via the railway station through to Canford Bottom and onwards to Wimborne. This service runs every half hour Monday – Saturday and hourly on a Sunday. The bus stops to and from Bournemouth are only yards from Canford Crossing.

Cars – Travelling via the A31, follow the signs to Canford Bottom and Colehill when approaching the Canford Bottom roundabout. On exiting the roundabout for Colehill and Canford Bottom, we are No 17 adjacent to the first lampost on the left directly opposite the Colehill sign on the right.

Within a short walking distance, there are two convenience stores – one with a post office, a hairdressers and a Vintage Inn public house which serves meals throughout the day.

Wimborne Minster is only 2 miles away and is a delightful market town with a good selection of shops, restaurants and attractions including a museum, model village and of course the Minster itself.

Note: We regret we do not have facilities to prepare documents in Braille.

You can contact us by telephone or e-mail. Please see the “Contact Information” section of this document for full details.

Arrival and Car Parking

Our bedrooms are ready for check in after 4pm, could you please let us know your expected time of arrival so that we can ensure we are here to welcome you.

The entrance to Canford Crossing is located a short distance from the Canford Bottom roundabout on the road to Colehill. You will pass a minor road turning on the left and as the road bends towards the right, we are on the left hand side by the lamp post opposite the road sign for Colehill. White gate pillars mark the entrance to Canford Crossing.

As you enter the driveway, the parking area is on the left hand side of the property; it has a gravel surface and accommodates one guest car per room. The front drive is well light by the street light but we also have lighting in the porch.

Main entrance/Hallway

The entrance to the house is level with the front drive; the door is 84 cm wide and 199 cm high and opens inwards. There is a bell located on the right hand side, don’t worry if you can’t hear it ringing – we will!

The hallway is carpeted and is lit with an overhead ceiling light at night times. A small reception sideboard is situated on the right hand side as you enter the hallway.

As you enter from the door, the hallway is 242cm wide with stairs on the right to the first floor.

There is a priest’s seat, should you wish to remove muddy boots, you are welcome to leave boots and coats near the radiator and there is also a stand for wet umbrellas.

At the far end of the hallway, is the door to the breakfast room, the other doors in this area lead to our private rooms.

The staircase leads to guest rooms, there are 9 steps to a half landing, then 6 steps to the first floor. Each step is 85 cm wide, 17 cm high and 22 cm deep. There is a handrail on the left.

Breakfast Room

As detailed above, the breakfast room is located at the end of the hallway on the ground floor. The floor is carpeted in the original breakfast area leading to linoleum in the kitchen area and is lit by overhead spot lights. There are 2 tables each accommodating up to two guests and we also have a larger table which can accommodate up to 6 guests.

There is a “buffet sideboard” for cereals, fruit juices etc, (assistance can be given with the buffet if required). Cooked breakfast, toast and hot drinks are served at the table.

Bedroom Access

The door opening width to all bedrooms is the standard 76 cm. The doors leading to the front bedroom and twin bedroom open inwards, the door leading to the back bedroom opens outwards.

Front Bedroom

This room is located at the top of the stairs and has a king sized bed and an en-suite Shower room.

There is a clearance both sides of the bed of at least 75 cm.

The door opening width to the shower room is 69 cm, the door opens outwards.

The shower cubicle is fully enclosed with a sliding door, there is a step into the shower of 6 cm.

Twin Room

This room is located on the left at the end of the first floor corridor and has 2 single beds and an en-suite Shower room.

There is a clearance between the beds of at least 80 cm.

The door opening width to the shower room is 69 cm, the door opens outwards.

The shower cubicle is open ended with a step of 4 cm.

Back Bedroom

This room is located at the end of the first floor corridor, the first door leads to a small corridor with coat hanging facilities, another outward opening door leads to the bedroom. This room also has a king sized bed and an en-suite Shower room.

There is a clearance both sides of the bed of at least 90 cm.

The door opening width to the shower room is 69 cm, the door opens outwards.

The shower cubicle is fully enclosed with sliding doors, there is a step into the shower of 9 cm.

Other Information

The hallway, stairs and landing areas are all illuminated by motion sensor lights throughout the night.

We have facilities to lock up cycles, diving equipment etc. in our garage.

Please leave muddy boots and wet clothing in the entrance hall.

We are happy to cater for special diets or any particular dietary requirements you may have. Please advise us of these before your arrival. We are unable to cater for people with nut allergies as we do use nuts in the kitchen.

Mobile phone coverage is good.:

3Good outside
EE (Orange, T Mobile)Good
Virgin2G and 3G – very good

FREE High Speed Wifi with Unlimited Download is available throughout the house and the login is fclearly shown on the front of the Guest Information pack.

Ceiling mounted audible smoke detectors are fitted in each bedroom as well on the landing and ground floor hallway. In addition, we have a heat detector in the kitchen.

In the event of a fire the alarm will sound. Please advise us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this.

The building main fire exit route is down the stairs and straight out of the front door.

Contact Information

Address: Canford Crossing B&B, 17 Canford Bottom, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 2HA

Telephone: 01202 883598



We are open all year but do take occasional days off.

If you require further details or have any questions about the services we provide do not hesitate to contact us.

This access statement was updated in Apr 2018.